Yes, it is that time of the year when you crave the warmth of the SUN! As the winter onsets, it accompanies cold winter winds.
And guess who suffers the most?
Your SKIN. Of course!!!!!
The winter gifts you with dry and dehydrated skin, chapped skin, and itchy and rough hands and feet- in fact, whole body! Even though some get rosy-pink cheeks but some face intense skin issues. And, these gifts make it difficult to follow a skincare regimen.
It’s natural for you to stay all covered up and neglect these skin issues. But, now, here we are! So, put those covered-up skin days behind you. When those winter winds bother your skin, follow the tips customized for you to sustain soft and supple skin during the winter months.
Did you Know you Bathe WRONG During Winters?
Bathing is one of the most relaxing activities in your schedule for a day. And, as per winters, it is essential to adapt yourself to the season and change how you bath during these months. There are certain aspects you need to take care of for the sake of healthy and glowing skin! Let’s find out what?
Hot-Water Bath VS Warm-Water Bath
Nothing can compare to that soothing feeling while bathing or soaking yourself in hot water. Do you know we all bathe wrong during winters? In order to have the maximum heat of the water, we forget what our skin needs! We all are accustomed to bathing with hot water instead of warm water.
Do you know what hot water does to your skin? It strips away all the natural and essential moisture from your skin. Even though you are enjoying that hot water bath, your skin silently suffers! It becomes all dried and itchy and can give rise to other skin problems.
10 mins VS 30 mins
Yes, the winter hot water bath is tranquilizing. Another thing to note here- “Limit your bathing time”. Just because of the love for hot water baths, one ends up spending about 20-30 minutes. And, this too acts as a catalyst in stripping away the moisture from the skin!
Do you Moisturize Your Skin?
Besides shopping for winter clothes and upgrading your wardrobe, remember to upgrade your skincare routine too. Gone are those summer and springtimes, and thus, you have to get a winter-customized moisturizer.
Each skin profile is different, and so are the issues faced by them. Therefore, you have to choose a moisturizer that suits your skin type and meets your personal preferences. It will keep your skin nourished, nurtured, and lock in the moisture too.
After your bath, moisturize your skin with a moisturizer rather than any random product. The former forms a protective layer on the skin and locks in the moisture. It is far better than a lotion or a cream!
Confused about the moisturizer for winters? Here are some tips for you.
How to Choose the Right Moisturizer?
Your skin suffers the most when the winter months onset- we have already established that. Since this is the first line of defense, you must take intense care. And this, in turn, makes choosing the right moisturizer essential.
Look for a moisturizer that has
- Humectants that attract moisture and hydration to your skin and stay on for a longer time like- glycerine, ceramide, hyaluronic acid, hydromanil, etc.
- Emollients that help in smoothening the skin, moisturize it and reduce flakiness like coconut oil, olive oil, lanolin, etc
No matter what kind of skin type you have, dry skin is a common problem.
Old beliefs say- A cream-based or oil-based moisturizer will be a perfect choice. The thick the consistency of the moisturizer, the better the protective layer it offers.
However, the latest technology has enabled cosmetic products to be lightweight and effective in providing hydration and moisturization to the skin; simultaneously protecting it from environmental stressors. It will regulate the natural oil of the skin.
However, it is advised to consult your dermatologist and map out a skin plan according to your skin type.
Are you all prepped up for winter? A little change in your skincare routine will give you healthy, younger, vibrant, and glowing skin. Find the right moisturizer for your skin and you are all set to battle skin issues in winters. It might be a little trial and error method to find so but I am sure it's a piece of cake for you!